Arizona April 28, 2016
Here Are The 8 Coolest Small Towns In Arizona You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
There are few things in Arizona that fail to impress and that includes our small towns. They are quiet, often sleepy, little places that don’t get the credit they deserve. That’s why today we are going to highlight a few small towns that show just how cool they can be. Check them out:
1. Hackberry (Pop. 68)
This little town of almost 70 makes the “cool” list for its unique Route 66 general store. Instead of letting the closure of the Mother Road determine its fate, Hackberry’s old gas station turned quirky general store shows that life is really all about what you make it.
2. Houck (Pop. 1,024)
This little town is known less for its name than for its one main attraction: a trading post and life size replica of Fort Courage from the 1965 sitcom
F Troop. Despite being abandoned for quite some time, the fort is in pretty good shape and still makes a decent photo opportunity for tourists traveling along Interstate 40.
3. Kohls Ranch (Pop. 46)
Your chances of not knowing this tiny town are slim but I’m sure there are some people out there not familiar with the name. It is also most famous for its Camp Tontozona, the ASU football team’s training camp, but it’s also a great little location to escape into the pines.
4. Morristown (Pop. 227)
There’s not too much happening in this small town, however, it is home to one famous kitty: Tardar Sauce, also known as Grumpy Cat.
5. Summerhaven (Pop. 40)
This is one well-named town because for many southern Arizonans, this truly is a haven from unbearable summer heat. The town is located in the Santa Catalinas on Mount Lemmon and with an average high of 76 degrees in June and July, this place makes for a wonderful escape.
6. Topock (Pop. 10)
7. Tumacacori (Pop. 393)
This little town has been featured here a couple of times before but unless you really know your Spanish mission or Indigenous history, chances are you probably don’t know much about this place. It is home to the Mission San José de Tumacácori, a ruin that is now a national historical park.
8. Yucca (Pop. 126)
This little town is found along Interstate 40 and a short distance from Topock. Yucca once had quite a life along Route 66. It, unfortunately, is one of the little towns that really suffered from the closure of the road but it is still chugging along. One of the things that sets this town apart from many of the others is this crazy, golf ball-shaped house.
Once part of a mass development project that went belly up shortly after construction began, this strange building was redesigned into a house
Have you visited any of these tiny Arizona towns? Be sure to let us know your experience and if there are any other small towns in our state that you love!